Activities in Basseterre

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A small but busy town on the southwest coast of St. Kitts, Basseterre is unique because it is home to two different town squares.  “The Circus” is geared towards tourism, while “Independence Square” is more for quiet sightseeing as visitors walk through town glimpsing historic building.  Although there is plenty to do in either area and throughout the rest of town, one of the most popular activities is shopping.  Leather handicrafts, woven baskets, and locally created clothing are particularly good finds and you can get great deals on jewelry at the Pelican Mall.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Short term visitors and long term guests both agree that renting a scooter can add a number of options of exploration during your stay in Basseterre. Whether you choose to simply cruise the streets, or use them for transportation, bikes and scooters can expand the scope of your vacation.

If you like the idea of riding in the open air, there are two rental agencies that can help. For more in formation concerning bike and scooter rentals, go to this article.


Basseterre Diving

Divers coming to Basseterre will not be displeased; colorful coral reefs are found just off the coast, ready to be explored.

There are several dive services and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from. If interested, you can get more information concerning scuba diving in this area, can do so here.


Basseterre has its very own reef just off shore. This underwater ecosystem provides the area with an abundance of fish that anglers can test their skills with.

Enjoy fishing? There are a pair of fishing charters that operate in this area. Read this extended discussion which is all about fishing in the area if you want to learn more facts.

Sailing and Boating

Additional details for local providers that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen right below.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Blue Water Safaris (869) 466-4933 Downtown Basseterre
Captain Sunshine (869) 663-9290 Old Road Town, 5.7 mi. West-Northwest of Central Basseterre
Leeward Islands Charters (869) 465-7474 Downtown Basseterre
Speedy 4 Charters (869) 466-1472 Frigate Bay, 2.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Basseterre

If you want to learn about area marinas and charter operators go to this article.


Royal Creations

If you are traveling with some avid shoppers they can check out some of the area's 87 retail stores. If you'd like to read more concerning shopping in Basseterre, you can do so by clicking here.


National Museum

You should plan on spending a day enjoying the sights and culture of Basseterre. Interesting sights include 9 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Take advantage of this article regarding area sightseeing attractions if you'd like to find additional facts.

Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing can be found in the following table:

Sightseeing Services In Basseterre
Name Phone Location
Flamboyant Tours (869) 466-3840 Downtown Basseterre
Greg's Safaris (869) 465-4121 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Basseterre
Kantours ATV (869) 465-2098 Downtown Basseterre
Mariah Tours (869) 466-1605 Downtown Basseterre
Pereira Tours (869) 665-1943 Downtown Basseterre
Tropical Tours (869) 465-4167 Downtown Basseterre


If you like the idea of going snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Basseterre. For more details about local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.


Relaxing in a spa might be the highlight of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to learn there are several in this area. Navigate here to see our article about this topic.

Other Activities

Information concerning lots of other activities are shown in the following table.

Other Activities In Basseterre
Name Type Phone Location
Caribbean Cinemas Movie Theater (869) 466-1023 Downtown Basseterre
Dive St. Kitts Snorkeling Tour Operator (869) 465-1189 1.5 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Basseterre
Kenneth's Dive Centre Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (869) 465-2670 Downtown Basseterre
Kittitian Taxi Tours Snorkeling Tour Operator (869) 762-8994 Downtown Basseterre
Life Fitness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors (869) 465-4416 Downtown Basseterre
Ocean View Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (869) 466-6594 Downtown Basseterre
Pro-Divers Snorkeling Tour Operator (869) 466-1358 Central Basseterre
St. Kitts Snorkeling Tours Snorkeling Tour Operator (780) 628-2344 Downtown Basseterre
Warner Park Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- Downtown Basseterre

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